- White Mountains
This mountain range has the highest peaks in north-east America.
Discover the site of the infamous Tea Party in 1773 along with the city's many contemporary attractions.
- Cape Cod
Exclusive resorts and little fishing towns dot this picturesque peninsula.
- New England in autumn
New England is known for its autumnal colours.
Immersive Tour Relaxed
New England in the Fall
USAfrom £2,649 per person
2 passengers 11 nights Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £110 if not required
- VIP door to door
Explore New England in autumn
Experience the world-famous natural spectacle of the changing of the seasons on this colourful tour through the north-east corner of the USA. Follow the historic Freedom Trail through Boston, then skirt the gorgeous Massachusetts coastline, visiting the landing site of the Pilgrims in Plymouth, and taking to the seas in search of whales and dolphins.
Tour the iconic coastal resort of Cape Cod, with its maritime heritage, delightful rows of classic clapboard houses, and endless miles of glorious sand dunes. Rhode Island and Maine offer the chance to peep at the beach retreats of generations of New England’s elite, whilst Vermont and New Hampshire boast thousands of acres of vast protected forest displaying striking fall foliage. Keep your camera ready for every drive as you wind your way through a kaleidoscope of autumn colours, from vibrant orange and gold to deep scarlet and purple.
9 nights in hotels and 1 in flight (2022 departures)
10 nights in hotels and 1 in flight (2021 departures)
11 meals: 9 breakfasts (B) and 2 dinners (D) (2022 departures)
11 meals: 10 breakfasts (B) and 1 dinner (D) (2021 departures)
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- Return flights and transfers
- Welcome drink reception
- Farewell dinner
- Porterage at all hotels
Excursions and visits
- Boston city tour
- Plimoth Plantation experience
- Scenic drive around Cape Cod
- Whale watching trip (2022 departures)
- Visit to Salam (2021 departures)
- Saxton’s Distillery tour and tasting session (2022 departures)
- Journey on the Conway Scenic Railway (2021 departures)
- Morse Maple Sugar Farm and Montpelier visit
- White Mountains tour
- Kennebunkport visit (2022 departures)
Use of audio headsets on guided tours
Day 1 UK-Boston
After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly to Boston where you are met and taken to the locally-rated 4-star Hyatt Regency Boston Hotel (4Q) in Boston where you stay for one night. Facilities at this city hotel include a restaurant, bar and coffee shop, gym, indoor swimming pool, and free Wi-Fi. Each of the 502 air-conditioned bedrooms has a television, telephone, coffee maker, safe, iron and ironing board, safe and hairdryer.
Enjoy this evening at leisure.
Day 2 Boston-Plymouth
Depart after breakfast for an included half day tour of Boston, whose highlights include catching sight of USS Constitution, better known as ‘Old Ironsides’ for the strength of its oak hull. First launched in 1797, the ship is now moored at the historic Charlestown Naval Yard. Explore the streets of 17th-century Boston on a visit to the historic North End district – both the city's oldest house and its oldest church can be found here and enjoy some free time at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace with its colourful stands, street performers and tempting food.
Afterwards continue to Plymouth where you stay for the next four nights at the locally rated 3-star John Carver Inn (3Q). B
Day 3 Plymouth
Enjoy a tour of Plymouth’s sights today. Pilgrims from the Mayflower founded a colony here in 1620. Look forward to an included visit to the Plimoth Plantation – a living museum that brings the history of America’s early settlers to life. B
Day 4 Plymouth
Enjoy today at leisure, perhaps joining an optional excursion to Nantucket island, or the island of Martha’s Vineyard. B
Day 5 Cape Cod
See the charming fishing ports, delightful art galleries and deserted sand dunes of Cape Cod on an included full-day scenic drive which includes a stop in pretty Provincetown. B
Day 6 Plymouth-North Conway
Travel to North Conway, with a pause en route in Salem, one of the most significant seaports in early America.
It may be most widely known as the site of the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692, but this colourful, coastal city has much to offer with a rich maritime heritage, an impressive display of historic architecture and amazing stories that span almost four centuries.
Arrive in North Conway where you stay for five nights at the locally rated 3-star Red Jacket Mountain View Resort (3Q+). Set in the White Mountains, this resort has two restaurants, a bar, free Wi-Fi, a health club and its own water park. There are 164 air-conditioned rooms. B
Day 7 White Mountains
A full-day included excursion takes you to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Many of the mountains lie within the White Mountain National Forest and during your tour look forward to a memorable rail journey on the Conway Scenic Railroad. B
Day 8 North Conway and Flume Gorge or Cannon Mountain
Choose to enjoy today or leisure or join an optional excursion to Flume Gorge and Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, riding to the top of Cannon Mountain. B
Day 9 Vermont and New Hampshire
Begin your day with an included full-day excursion to the Morse Maple Sugar Farm where you can see how maple syrup is made. In tiny Montpelier you'll see the State Capitol, while in the picturesque town of Bath you can visit the Brick Store, which claims to be the oldest shop in the USA. You will also see the longest and oldest covered bridge in New Hampshire. B
Day 10 North Conway
At leisure. An optional full-day tour explores the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. A farewell dinner is included this evening. B, D
Day 11 North Conway-Boston-UK
In the afternoon travel to the airport for your return overnight flight. B
Day 12 UK
Arrive in the morning for your included UK door-to-door travel service.
Day 1 UK to Boston
After taking Saga’s included VIP door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly to Boston. One of the oldest cities in the US, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula by English settlers in 1630, and was the setting for several of the crucial events which led to the American Revolution, including the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party.
Stay two nights at the locally rated 3-star DoubleTree by Hilton Boston Bayside (3Q) in Boston. Look forward to a welcome drink and dinner at the hotel this evening, where you can get to know your fellow travellers. D
Day 2 Boston
Embark on a morning city tour following the path of Boston’s Freedom Trail. The trail winds its way through the city linking 16 historically significant sites together, including Old North Church, Quincy Market, State Capitol and Boston Harbor, telling a story of revolution and transformation. Explore the streets of 17th-century Boston on a visit to the historic North End district – both the city's oldest house and its oldest church can be found here and enjoy some free time at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace with its colourful stands, street performers and tempting food.
After free time for lunch, join a student-led walking tour of Harvard University, and then why not join an optional visit to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, home to an exceptional collection of human cultural history. Another optional excursion this evening offers the chance to cruise Boston Harbor. B
Day 3 Boston to Plymouth
Enjoy a leisurely start to the day, or visit the Fruitlands Museum, one of America’s first outdoor museums. Depart for Plymouth, where pilgrims from the Mayflower founded the first colony in 1620. Here you’ll visit the Plimoth Plantation – a living museum that brings the history of America’s early settlers to life.
Continue to Plymouth, where you’ll spend the next two nights at the locally rated 3-star John Carver Inn (3Q). B
Day 4 Plymouth
See some of the oldest villages in America, charming fishing ports, and the deserted sand dunes of Cape Cod on an included full-day scenic drive which includes a stop in pretty Provincetown. Boasting a plethora of galleries, craft shops and cute cafes, you can happily while away an afternoon here. Next, hit the waters surrounding Plymouth to try and spot the humpback, minke and pilot whales who migrate here on an included whale watching excursion. B
Day 5 Plymouth to Killington
Cross the state border into Rhode Island this morning. Visit Newport, revered for its exclusivity at the turn of the 20th century. This ‘Gilded Age’ was a period of prosperity and elegance, when magnificent summer palaces of the rich and powerful began peppering the rugged coast and lush countryside. Spend time on the historic waterfront, in the Antiques District, or join an optional excursion to The Breakers, a summer “cottage" of the Vanderbilt family, or set sail on a schooner to see Newport from the water.
Continue north to Saxon’s Distillery in Vermont for a tour and tasting session. This award-winning distillery hand crafts spirits using locally sourced maple syrup. Spend the next two nights at the locally rated 3-star Killington Mountain Lodge (3Q) in Killington, a winter sports resort in Vermont’s Green Mountains. B
Day 6 Killington
Admire the autumn colours on a morning visit to the historic alpine village of Stowe, a year-round destination for outdoor enthusiasts, and the perfect place to watch the leaves change colour in the fall. Travel past the Green Mountains to charming Montpelier, the smallest state capital in America. Here you’ll tour Morse Maple Sugar Farm to see how maple syrup is made, and visit the state's capital building. B
Day 7 Killington to North Conway
This morning, cross from the Green Mountains to the White Mountains as you head into New Hampshire. Travel along the dramatic Franconia Notch mountain pass before entering the scenic byway known locally as "The Kanc", both of which boast incredible fall foliage. We’ll pause for photo opportunities en route.
Arrive in North Conway where you stay for three nights at the locally rated 3-star Red Jacket Mountain View Resort (3Q+), set on the edge of the White Mountain National Forest. B
Day 8 North Conway
Today’s excursion takes you into to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where, at this time of year, blazing red, burnt orange and vibrant yellow autumn foliage stretches out in every direction. You'll pass by the tallest peak in the north-east, Mount Washington, as you journey through Crawford Notch State Park and stop off at Silver Cascade waterfall, which twists, turns and cascades 4,000 feet down the side of Mount Jackson. B
Day 9 North Conway
Today you’ll have the chance to join optional excursions to Flume Gorge and Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, riding to the top of Cannon Mountain. Alternatively, spend the day at leisure. B
Day 10 North Conway to Boston to UK
Cross the state border into Maine this morning, taking in the vast forests, pretty seaside villages and cliff-lined shores en route to Kennebunkport. This wealthy coastal town is known for its long, sandy beaches making a popular vacation destination for Americans, including George HW Bush who had a summer retreat along the affluent Ocean Avenue.
After a tour, free time to explore and a farewell dinner, continue to Boston airport for your return overnight flight home. B, D
Day 11 UK
Arrive in the UK this morning for your included VIP door-to-door travel service home.
The crossing to Nantucket rewards you with the opportunity to explore the narrow, cobbled alleyways of Nantucket Town, which was once the hub of a thriving whaling industry. Both the Whaling Museum and the neighbouring Peter Foulger Museum, dedicated to preserving all aspects of the island’s history, provide vivid insights into the harsh realities of life in 19th-century Nantucket.
Optional on 2021 departures itinerary
Named for its ‘incredible store of vines’, this green island has long been popular with holidaymakers. Near the Oak Bluffs jetty you will find a century-old carousel which is claimed to be the oldest working one in America. Meanwhile the island’s oldest settlement, Edgartown, may seem strangely familiar – it was the setting for the classic thriller Jaws! You may also see the much-photographed lighthouse at Gay Head Cliffs.
Optional on 2021 departures itinerary
The Lakes Region
Explore the beautiful Lakes region of New Hampshire, just south of the White Mountains. Step aboard MS Mount Washington for a scenic cruise taking in the surrounding countryside.
Optional on 2021 departures itinerary
Flume Gorge and Cannon Mountain
Travel to Flume Gorge, a spectacular chasm where sheer walls extend to heights of up to 90 feet and are only 12 feet apart in places. This 800-foot-long gorge is graced with glittering waterfalls, covered bridges and a scenic pool.
For more amazing scenery, ride the aerial tram to the top of Cannon Mountain – you'll reach the 4,180-foot-high summit in just eight minutes. On a clear day you'll be rewarded with views of mountains as far away as Maine, Vermont, Canada and New York! At the summit there are walking paths, an observation deck and cafeteria. This excursion is dependent on prevailing weather conditions and is normally only available from the beginning of June to the end of October.
Optional on 2021 departures itinerary
Pre-holiday extension - bed and breakfast
Before your main tour, explore Boston independently from the locally rated 4-star Hyatt Regency Boston Hotel (4Q).